Moore County Area Events

The Moore County Airport is proud to support local area events taking place across the Sandhills.

The Pinehurst Barbecue Festival celebrates “All Things Barbecue” in North Carolina. From Eastern North Carolina vinegar to Western North Carolina tomato, we’ll have all of your favorites during this unique festival!

The Pinehurst Barbecue Festival, presented by Pinehurst Resort, US Foods and The Pilot, is a “Celebration of Taste and Tradition” featuring award-winning Pitmasters from across North Carolina in one of the most picturesque settings in the entire state.

The three-day event, staged in and around the historic Village of Pinehurst offers a unique culinary sampling experience of various barbecue meats and traditional sides.

Friday, September 2, 2022:
Bourbon & Bites
North & South Bar, The Manor
7:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, September 3, 2022:
”Q-School” Grilling Class
Pinehurst Brewing Co.
11:00am-1:00pm

Music on Magnolia Concert
adjacent to Pinehurst Brewing Co.
5:30pm-8:30pm

Sunday, September 4, 2022:
Christopher Prieto
Pitmaster Invitational
Village of Pinehurst
Early Admission*: 10:00am
Regular Admission: 11:00am
Event Ends: 5:00pm


The Sandhills Motoring Festival (SMF) was initiated in 2018, taking place over Memorial Day Weekend, it is a tremendously successful event with hundreds of participants from North Carolina and from other areas along the East Coast.

The Sandhills Motoring Festival incorporates the love of the automobile, motorsports, and the many beautiful nuances of the Sandhills region into an memorable weekend full of automotive celebration and enthusiasm.

The Concours in the Village, the SMF capstone event takes place Sunday – the greatest day in Motorsports alongside the Monaco Formula 1 GP, Coca-Cola 600, and Indy 500 – draws thousands of spectators from all parts of the county, state, Eastern seaboard, and points West. The Concours features 128 automobiles across 16 distinct automotive classes, in addition to special display and special marque automobiles.

There are also several other events during the weekend long event, including the signature Hangar Party that takes place right here in the Moore County Airport’s Main Hangar.

SMF Block Party
Friday, May 27, 2022
On Friday, the Sandhills Motoring Festival kicks off the weekend of events with Automobiles & BBQ at our Block Party at the Pine Crest Inn in the Village of Pinehurst.

Road Rally
Saturday, May 28, 2022
On Saturday, the Sandhills Motoring Festival takes on the back roads of the local area with the SMF Road Rally.

Hangar Party
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Saturday evening features the SMF Hangar Party at the Moore County Airport featuring excellent food, exotic cars, and airplanes on display.

Concours in the Village
Sunday, May 29, 2022
On Sunday, the Sandhills Motoring Festival features its signature event. Enjoy 128 Automobiles from 16 Classes displayed on the streets of the historic Village of Pinehurst.

Awards Banquet
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Finishing out the weekend is our annual Awards Banquet at the historic Pinehurst Fair Barn for our entrants to enjoy cocktails, a sit down dinner, and awards for the weekend.

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